5 days in Europe Itinerary

5 days in Europe Itinerary

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5 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Frankfurt, Germany

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Duomo di Pisa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary builder .

Frankfurt, Germany to Florence is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in September: high temperatures in Florence hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel planner .

You can fly from Florence to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florence to Edinburgh. Traveling from Florence in September, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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